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Stoned-to-the-bone riff-dozers White Hills may not have a Black Mountain-sized following, but it seems every one of their fans is a vinylholic, rendering everything they release out-of-print within ... More >>
Rebecca SmeyneWelcome back.
The third All Tomorrow's Parties New York begins tonight. Jim Jarmusch is the curator. Christopher R. Weingarten is your official historian. Shellac are your house band. Barry Hogan is your host. And if you enjoy life, you should go. There's still time.
Tom Waits wants to glue this man's hair to the wall. Illustration by Diego Tripodi.In this week's Village Voice, Christopher R. Weingarten sits down with director Jim Jarmusch to talk ATP and the time Tom Waits tried to kill him, Ryan Dombal scales Fame Mountain with Katy Perry, and Andy Beta ... More >>
Apologies in advance for how loudly this SOTC contributor will bang the All Tomorrow's Parties NY drums for the next two-plus months, but there really aren't many, if any, better music festivals in the United States. (All due respect, Bonnaroo, but no.) At ATP NY, you're nestled in a remote part of ... More >>
Today brings more confirmations for the three-day line-up of the Jim Jarmusch-curated All Tomorrow's Parties New York. Adding to the stellar list of Explosions in the Sky, Raekwon, Sonic Youth, the Breeders, Fucked Up, Girls, and the Stooges doing Raw Power are Shellac (credited in the press relea ... More >>
And the list of ATP NY guest curators, so far, goes like this: My Bloody Valentine, 2008; Flaming Lips, 2009; Jim Jarmusch, 2010! Just having the dude there last year was amazing, having him curate is a total other thing. Tom Waits, anybody? Also, more band announcements below, including Son ... More >>
In the week a chipped tooth kept Lil Wayne out of jail and a secretive, proprietary Billboard chart made a success out of his new, abysmal Rebirth, we pulled our Paul Wall grills out of the closet, just in case. You never know when your hood pass might get pulled, you know?
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Photo of Ida Maria plus models by David Wentworth.In the week "I'mma Let You Finish" became the new "WAZZUP!" (see how well that one aged!), we leaned back, helpless as the Maxwell Man (our references are old today, huh?) as Kanye annihilated his own website and the hopes and dreams of a 19-y ... More >>
My terrible iPhoneI would suck as a member of the paparazzi.
As a taste of the absolutely epic experience that was All Tomorrow's Parties New York this past weekend, I give you an iPhone snap of Jim Jarmusch watching Caribou Vibration Ensemble yesterday afternoon. (It's no Mary Gaitskill rapping Da ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla visits Booker T. Jones at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where the indomitable MG finally embraces his inner surly rock star.
Aidan Levy in praise of Marc Ribot, style-morphing guitarist icon extraordinaire.
Jesse Jarnow on the otherworldly ... More >>
The artist was trying for "ferocious" but wound up with "bugged the fuck out."
a) KID ROCK ACQUIRES NAMING RIGHTS TO THE HOME OF THE DETROIT TIGERS ... COMERICA PARK TO BE RENAMED "KID ROCK FIELD'" ... KID ROCK'S NEW BEER TO BECOME OFFICIAL BEER OF DETROIT BASEBALL
b) Southern Lord artists domin ... More >>
The newest left-field, cool guy feathers in Jim Jarmusch's cap? SUNN O))), Boris, and Earth on the soundtrack to The Limits of Control, his new Bill Murray/Isaach De Bankolé/Gael García Bernal/Tilda Swinton-starring existential spy film, due in May. [Ideologic]